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So it begins - historic nk summit

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Perfection, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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  2. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey Lord of Misrule

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    I think they will succeed tremendously and have tremendous success.
     
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  3. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    Tremendously Bigly Yuuuuge Success! With Tremendously Bigly Yuuuuge Hands of a Tremendously Bigly Yuugely Stable Genius!
     
  4. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    I mean, I'm glad he is no longer threatening fire and fury or throwing shade over twitter.
    Even if we make a stupid agreement with Best Korea, it isn't like they are going to be able to use a loophole to secretly develop a nuclear bomb. All we need is for this agreement is to make His Trumpiness feel like a Big Boy! and go away so Best and Not-So-Best Korea can carry on with quiet diplomacy to get things under control.

    I seriously think the "fire and fury" stuff got them seriously spooked. Posturing and the odd artillery shelling on disputed islands is all fun and games when you know it won't escalate into war. Once it starts seriously looking like it might escalate, that scares people quickly.
     
  5. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    Question: when the participants in a conversation are Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un, and afterwards they have vastly different accounts about what was said, who do you think is more credible?
     
  6. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Best Korea got busted twice with their own nuclear program, by most accounts they already have or are close to cracking nuclear tech so like Australia have the ability to build nuclear weapons in the very near future and at short notice.
    Stupid Korea isnt going to give up its Nukes just for some paper guarantees from the US. It wants US forces at the DMZ gone, It wants sanctions from the West lifted, it wants US Navy gone from its waters.
    I suspect US will get an embassy reopening and some vague peace agreement at best.
     
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  8. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey Lord of Misrule

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    Rodman
     
  9. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    You left out US nuclear capable bombers removed from Guam. Someone on CNN was saying that's part of what DPRK means when they say "denuclearize the Korean peninsula" since they have range to reach Korea.

    I have to ask though, what does "cracking nuclear tech" mean? The tech knowledge to build nuclear weapons isn't in need of 'cracking.' You can get it from any first year university physics student, or from the internet. I think it may have been on the back of a cereal box once or twice. Having the material and the equipment is challenging, not having the know how.
     
  10. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Best Korea, obviously. Their anthem is strictly superior to our off-key British drinking song.


    Just to add to this, building a uranium bomb is comparatively easy. We know South Africa was able to do it with a half-hearted nuclear program under international arms sanctions. It is going to be physically large and thus too big to give a useful bang on the end of a missile.
    That Best Korea was able to quickly proceed to apparently being able to detonate miniaturized plutonium warheads is the scary bit. Figuring out how to work with enriched plutonium and getting the explosive lensing right is very, very tricky.
     
  11. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey Lord of Misrule

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    Here's how I picture Trump talking about the meeting:

    I had a very good meeting with Kim Jung Un. I have a very good relationship with him. He wants to give up his nuclear so that his country can be very prosperous, very wealthy. He told me he will be giving up his nuclear. He will be giving up his nuclear. It will happen over a period of time, you understand. But I have a very good relationship with Kim. He’s an honorable man. He wants his country to be very prosperous. He will be giving up his nuclear. We had a very good meeting.
     
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  12. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    I assumed it was just a less accurate way of referring to nuclear latency.
     
  13. Berzerker

    Berzerker Chieftain

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    If NK wants nukes, so what? We should sell some to SK and Japan, see if they like them apples

    so we leave in exchange for a peace treaty... If NK will give up their nukes, eh, okay.
     
  14. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Hint #1: Third world countries with Nukes tend to sell tech on the black market
    Hint #2: It cost money to maintain something that Third world countries are bad at
    Hint #3: NK lies a lot, and likes to assassinate people, kidnap people, state sanction drug trading, slave trading
    Hint #4: If you believe NK will give up its Nukes for a paper peace treaty I have a Wall that Mexico will pay for, Healthcare that will be so easy and tax cuts that will pay for itself to sell to you.
     
  15. Berzerker

    Berzerker Chieftain

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    they already have them...and I dont think they will give them up, I dont care if they do or dont
     
  16. innonimatu

    innonimatu Warlord

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    Between drones and special forces operations I bet they have a lot to learn on assassination from the US. And drug trading. As for slaves, do those banana plantation peasants in central and south america count?

    Pot and kettle meet...
     
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  17. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    While the US can learn a lot from NK when it comes to stifling any form of dissent and running a full blown personality cult. Dorkus Rump and the Kimsbury Doughboy have so much in common!
     
  18. shadowplay

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    He just said he would have Kim over to the white house. My jaw is on the floor.

    "He's a very talented man and he loves his country very much."
     
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  19. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    And there's a special spot in hell for the prime minister of Canada. The US has clearly switched sides.
     
  20. timtofly

    timtofly One Day

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    Comrade Kim wants to travel and see first hand more of his new found real estate?
     

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